Position Statement

Building Capacity for Clinical Supervision of Non-fellowed Doctors

Clinical supervision is an intrinsic part of medical practice and training, and supervising trainees and those adjusting to the Australian system is a core component of our health sector. Effective supervision helps to develop medical professionalism and contributes to improved patient safety, better health outcomes, improved performance, and faster acquisition of skills by trainees. As increased numbers of medical graduates progress through prevocational and vocational training, and pressures on health system funding and service delivery continue, it is imperative that high quality of supervision is maintained and that clinical supervisors are supported and properly remunerated to train a fit for purpose medical workforce.